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Baghdad Book Fair Brings Together Readers, Publishers

More than 200 Arab and foreign publishing houses from nine countries were in attendance to promote titles from across the world and literary spectrum., a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Apr 3, 2014 Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Iraq hosts major construction and engineering convention

The Iraqi capital recently welcomed dozens of companies from more than 10 countries to Project Iraq, an international energy and construction exhibition aimed at furthering investment and development in the country.

Held March 10th-12th, 2014 at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds, the project by the Lebanese International Fairs and Productions (IFP) Group drew more than 10 Arab and foreign countries and 70 companies., a service of Al-ShorfaWed, Mar 19, 2014 Mon, Mar 31, 2014

National Iraqi survey shows decline in poverty levels

The Iraqi Ministry of Planning recently announced a decline in poverty levels in the country from 2007 to 2012, alongside a rise in average per capita monthly expenditure., a service of Al-ShorfaTue, Aug 6, 2013 Tue, Aug 13, 2013

Iraq to refurbish its railways

Iraq's state-owned railways company announces plans to rehabilitate 100 passenger cars, as well as add new locomotives into service that will incorporate modern technology, signifying a leap in the area of rail transport., a service of Al-ShorfaFri, Sep 13, 2013 Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Housing fund helps Iraqis build their own homes

The Iraqi Ministry of Reconstruction and Housing has granted loans to around 41,000 Iraqis over the past two years to help them build new homes., a service of Al-ShorfaWed, Dec 4, 2013 Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Iraq rolls out new health insurance policy

The plan signifies a positive step towards enabling people to take measures to protect their lives, health and interests., a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Feb 13, 2014 Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Baghdad exhibit celebrates 100 women artists

The third annual exhibit represented a success not only for the women artists, but also the triumph of beauty and art over the violence and darkness of terrorism., a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Apr 17, 2014 Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Iraq Seeks Self-Sufficiency in Fish Production

The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture recently rolled out a plan which aims to develop and expand fish farming projects in the country and to meet local market needs., a service of Al-ShorfaMon, Mar 31, 2014 Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Iraq forms panel to protect natural heritage sites

The committee will work to further the goals set out in the National Strategy for the Protection of the Environment for 2014-2017., a service of Al-ShorfaThu, May 15, 2014 Tue, May 20, 2014

Iraq unveils restoration plan for heritage sites

Rehabilitation work will include maintenance of historical cities of Babylon, Ur, Warka, Hatra and Ashur and is crucial to improving Iraq’s historic and tourism sites., a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Jan 9, 2014 Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Iraq arranges for displaced Ninawa students to sit final exams

The Ministry of Education opened four examination centres to allow students to participate in the secondround of exams, set for August 16 and 17, and September 2, 2014., a service of Al-ShorfaWed, Aug 6, 2014 Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Iraq, UN work to strengthen Iraqi judicial authority

Through the partnership, the Iraqi legal system continues to develop and reach a state where transparency, integrity, and principles of justice can grow., a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Apr 17, 2014 Tue, Apr 22, 2014

High-speed Baghdad-Basra rail line complete

The new line will be used for transport of passengers and goods and will provide better services to citizens and private companies., a service of Al-ShorfaFri, Mar 28, 2014 Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Airport operations remain normal throughout Iraq

Iraq’s Ministry of Transport reports no irregularities in air traffic., a service of Al-ShorfaWed, Jul 2, 2014 Tue, Jul 8, 2014

New Iraqi law aims to combat illiteracy, school dropout rates

Iraqi parliament approved a law under which students will receive monthly financial grants to help their parents provide for their school needs., a service of Al-ShorfaMon, Jan 6, 2014 Wed, Jan 8, 2014

Pioneering programme to train unemployed Iraqis

The program from Iraq’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affair will help people gain experience and develop planning skills., a service of Al-ShorfaThu, Feb 27, 2014 Wed, Mar 5, 2014

New Baghdad housing project to serve widows, orphans

The Iraqi Ministry of Construction and Housing laid the foundation stone for a new housing compound in Baghdad's al-Nahrawan district., a service of Al-ShorfaFri, May 16, 2014 Wed, May 21, 2014

Iraqis praise smooth balloting process

Citizens described elections as a historic day and were proud to exercise the democratic right to vote for a better future., a service of Al-ShorfaTue, May 6, 2014 Tue, May 6, 2014

Arbil, Iraq named as a National Geographic ‘Best Trips 2014’

Designated the Capital for Arab Tourism for 2014, Arbil offers a historic city center, a landscape of mountains and waterfalls, and authentic Kurdish dishes.

National GeographicFri, Nov 22, 2013 Fri, Nov 22, 2013

New Iraqi National Park May Be a Game Changer

Iraq recently decreed its first official national park, marking a positive step for the country's environmental future and protection of the central marshes of Iraq.

National GeographicWed, Jul 31, 2013 Tue, Aug 6, 2013